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grandiflora

[gran-duh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh]
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noun
  1. any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by large showy flowers, as certain kinds of petunias, baby's breath, or roses.

Origin of grandiflora

1900–05; < New Latin, a specific epithet frequent in the names of such flowers; see grand, -i-, flora
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Historical Examples

  • I observed something of this kind in Cephalanthera grandiflora.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II

    Charles Darwin

  • Jasmine oil is distilled from Jasminum sambac and grandiflora.

  • The best form is grandiflora, and the one called multipetala has many narrow petals.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • Ambigua or grandiflora is a perennial having pleasing pale yellow flowers, and is a comparatively long-lived plant.

  • Its allied species, grandiflora and amabilis, reached Europe in 1836 and 1847 respectively.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle